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The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.’s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, Washington City Paper is offering beleaguered riders this irregular round-up of recent media lowlights:
- Two Metro employees whose negligence allowed a woman to fall into an escalator hatch have been fired.
- Virginia’s governor has now officially asked for the Dulles Metro stop decision to be reconsidered.
- An elderly couple slipped and fell onto the Red Line’s tracks. Bystanders pulled them to safety before the next train arrived.
- WMATA has allegedly distributed $2.4 million in grievance back pay for work that’s never been completed.
- Metro service over Memorial Day Weekend isn’t looking good.
- Several extremely violent fights broke out at the Anacostia Metro station.
- WMATA can’t spell “FUBAR.”
In Metro Better News, now when you’re wondering just how bad Metro’s running, there’s a website answering with all appropriate profanity.